Safe Herbs For Muscle Pain – InVite Health Podcast Episode 554
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Safe Herbs For Muscle Pain – InVite Health Podcast Episode 554
Hosted by Jerry Hickey, Ph.
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Jerry Hickey, Ph.: [00:00:40] Anybody can suffer with muscle pain. Even the most elite athletes, in fact, especially the most elite athletes, because they push their body so hard, they tend to have muscle injuries. But what about people who are sedentary? You know, they’re sitting on the couch binging TV shows. For those people, even mild or modest physical activity can lead to a lot of pain, muscle pain, stiffness, backaches. And of course, this can lead to muscle injuries, which takes quite a while to heal, like it takes six weeks for a soft tissue injury to heal. So what do you do? Well, of course stretching really really really important and some level of physical activity everyday. So today I’m going to discuss a very safe herbs that are useful for muscle pain.† [00:01:37]
[00:01:38] So welcome to my episode my name is Jerry Hickey, I’m a licensed pharmacist. I specialize in nutrition, I studied it for many decades. You can find, by the way, all of our InViteⓇ Podcast episodes for free wherever you listen to podcasts or just call to invitehealth.com/podcast. And you know, if you can subscribe and leave us a review, we’d all like that. You can also find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at InViteⓇ Health. Now, so today’s episode is Herbs for Muscle Pain. Now, when you are experiencing muscle pain it tends to last for two days at most people, and the inflammation makes you fatigued. So it’s not just pain there is stiffness there is fatigue. It really cramps your lifestyle. I mean, it’s just not good for your quality of life. So there’s a recent study in the Journal of Applied Medical Sciences. Now it’s a well powered study for this kind of indication. It’s 232 healthy people who suffer with sharp muscle pain, we call that acute, you know, sudden after exercise or sports. So after physical activity, I mean, that could include gardening, right? So they gave them a placebo, which is a fake pill, or they gave them a blend of turmeric and frankincense. And there was a big difference. I’ll go into that? I’ll go on to what the herbs are and kind of what they do, because that’s complex, but we’ll spend a little time on it. Now, these people, they had neck pain, back pain, arm and leg pain. They had stiffness they were suffering. And on a scale of 1 to 10, the pain, the level of pain that these people experience had to be at least five. So it’s true muscle pain. The placebo had no effect. You wouldn’t get an effect that quickly. But the herbal combination quickly and strongly reduce the pain even up to 100% pain relief.† [00:03:50]
[00:03:54] So it was a blend of turmeric extract. Now turmeric is the source of curcumin, the rhizome, this thick root they get the ingredients out of and it’s the source of curcumin. But there’s many, many there’s over 100 ingredients in there bismuth oxy curcumin, curcumin aromatic turmerone. So it’s good to get the entire plant. The problem is the plant is poorly absorbed. So there are several products on the market where they have enhanced absorption and they might call it curcumin or curcumin extract or curcumin complete. But the ones I’m talking about, they really have the entire plant, the entire herb. And frankincense is pretty cool. It’s also called boswellia. It has ingredients in it caused by boswellia acids. It’s also known as five loxin because of the pathway, it tends to inhibit, which is the five lipoxygenase pathway. So turmeric, the ingredients in turmeric tend to disrupt parts of the immune system that cause severe inflammation. That’s been shown to be helpful with depression, with memory, with fatigue, with muscle pain, with certain cancers, with arthritis, with arthritic joints. It’s very useful. It’s very useful. So it disrupts typically the Cox two pathway, the cyclooxygenase two pathway that’s involved with arthritis, but it inhibits a lot of different chemicals released by the immune system. Now the frankincense, the boswellia. Richard Boswellia acids that disrupts the five lipoxygenase system which is a little bit different. That’s most of what it disrupts. Five lipoxygenase is involved with skin problems like psoriasis and eczema. It’s involved with arthritis also, just like the the Cox two enzyme is involved with arthritis. So both of these pathways are involved with arthritis that’s involved with asthma and lung conditions and breathing issues. It’s involved with painful periods. It’s involved with problems with the prostate. It’s involved with the growth and spread of cancer. So it’s not a bad thing to inhibit the five lipoxygenase pathway.† [00:06:03]
[00:06:06] So like I said, this is a well powered study. A well powered study means there were plenty of people and sufficient time. So it’s 232 healthy people. They gave them the combination of well absorbed turmeric with high quality frankincense, also known as Boswellia, and they got rid of pain. Now, that’s not all. Turmeric is also good for knee pain after a workout. So if you’re experiencing muscle pain now we have many people who’ve written us letters over the years at InViteⓇ Health, using our products for their muscle pain, eye or knee pain or back pain. And it’s been very, very helpful. I have several dance instructors who previously were professional dancers, and I have several younger dancers who are still active professionally and they have all kinds of muscle pain and back stiffness, etc. and they take a product we have called Bio-curcumin 5-Loxin with their food has been very good for morning stiffness, muscle pain, rigidity, getting these people back on track for physical activity. But it’s also really good for knee pain related to exercise. We’re not talking about arthritis. We have spoken a number of times about Bio-Curcumin 5-Loxin or turmeric. What boswellia for arthritic joints? We’ve discussed it a number of times.† [00:07:38]
[00:07:41] But it’s also helpful for people who don’t have arthritis, but after they play tennis or after they exercise or ride their bike they have knee pain. So it’s the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology Advances in Applications. That’s a pharmacy journal. That’s a 90 day randomized, placebo controlled human clinical trial. So once again, it’s a well powered study plenty of time 96 people. And these people suffered with knee pain consistently after exercise. And when they gave them a well absorbed turmeric, it absolutely helped with the pain. It absolutely helped with the stiffness and the suffering. And it absolutely got the back of their feet quicker. And they’re finding many things that occur with these herbs. That they help you with pain, muscle pain or knee pain after exercise and physical activity.† [00:08:44]
[00:08:46] I remember there was this study of people who did a downhill race after a downhill race. You could get severe thigh pain. When I gave them turmeric, a well absorbed turmeric, starting two days before the day of the trial and for two days after, didn’t have muscle damage. They didn’t have pain. They looked at things such as creatinine kinase and their blood serum. Creatinine kinase is released from the muscles when they’re damaged. And there was no increase in creatinine kinase and they recovered faster and they had less pain, less cramping, less fatigue.† [00:09:23]
[00:09:27] So here’s an interesting study on people who are sedentary. These are people who are sedentary. Now, of course, they tend to have the worst level of muscle pain, even with just mild physical activity. I mean, you take somebody who’s sedentary and you put them in a backyard gardening and they have terrible, terrible muscle pain, shoulder pain and also back pain. So they found that the turmeric and the boswellia even help people who are sedentary with muscle pain, it’s in the journal Oxidative Medicine and so cellular longevity, it was a systematic review and meta analysis. Now that’s important a systematic review they went through all of these electronic databases like Ovid and Embase and web of science and PubMed. Legitimate sites that store research. And they called through with terms such as turmeric, curcumin, muscle pain, stiffness and they came up with five clinical trials and people who are out of shape and people who are couch potatoes and people who were sedentary and they found that the turmeric absolutely reduced muscle damage in these people. For instance, once again, they saw less creatinine kinase released into their blood serum. They had much less muscle soreness at speed up to recovery of their muscle. That’s important because a sedentary person, it’s very easy for them to damage their muscle if they if they use their muscles and they start to get rigidity and pain and stiffness and then they get back into whatever they’re doing too quickly, they can literally have a tear, but it also reduced their fatigue.† [00:11:17]
[00:11:21] Now, here’s the last one I’m going to cover. It’s the British Journal of Sports Medicine. They looked at 69 eligible studies, Curcumin and Boswellia clinically important reductions in pain, a large effect for reducing pain. But they also helped with nerve pain like sciatica, back pain, not just muscle pain, joint pain, tendinitis. And a review showed that they’re as good as the prescription drugs on the over-the-counter. drugs over-the-counter means it’s a drug you could get without a prescription in the United States like Advil, Aleve, Celebrex without the toxicity.† [00:12:01]
[00:12:04] Now, Curcumin and Boswellia have a lot of research behind them for brain health, for memory, a lot of research behind it for muscle pain, musculoskeletal pain, a lot of research behind them for nerve pain, a lot of research behind them for arthritic pain. They really do work. They are very safe. Take them with food they’ll be absorbed better. So thanks for listening to today’s episode. You can find all of our episodes for free wherever you listen to podcasts, or just go to invitehealth.com/podcast and if you could subscribe and leave us a review, it would be much appreciated. You can also find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at InViteⓇ Health. Thank you for listening. Hope to see you on the next episode of the InViteⓇ Health podcast. Jerry Hickey. Signing off.† [00:12:04]